In One's Own Shadow: An Ethnographic Account of the Condition of Post-Reform Rural China

Synopsis

"This study of a Shaanxi village offers a rare glimpse of the everyday politics and gritty struggles in interior Chinese communities, where despite a booming national economy there is still not enough to go around. Xin Liu has given us an unflinching yet sympathetic view of people trapped in a broad national transformation that is not of their own making. The characters and strategies that emerge from this study are important, troubling, unforgettable."--Judith Farquhar, author of "Knowing Practice: The Clinical Encounter of Chinese Medicine